Not every cemetery is haunted, so find out where you’re likely to meet one after the jump.
Not all cemeteries are haunted
According to Fiona Broome and the book, ‘Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries,’ very old cemeteries (over 300-yrs. old) are rarely haunted. She hypothesizes the spirits have simply figured out they were dead and moved on.
She also believes above ground cemeteries, like in New Orleans, do not attract hauntings. In her theory, she states ashes do not leash the spirit to the earth. It’s the traditional burial that likely to keep a ghost around the cemetery grounds. There is one place to check for spirits, the receiving tomb.
These tombs are generally used in northern climates. In the winter, the ground freezes and it’s very difficult to dig a new grave. The groundskeeper uses them to store the bodies until the spring thaw. You can check the area around it for EVP and EMF. Never go into the receiving tomb: The police could/would/should/will arrest you.
Rules to use when ghost hunting in a cemetery
- Most cemeteries are closed at dark – get permission for an after-hours hunt.
- No gate doesn’t mean the cemetery is open to the public.
- Don’t investigate a grave with the family present or mourning.
- Respect the dead.
- Never take anything out of the cemetery.
- Never investigate an open crypt/tomb.
In the next post, we’ll write about other ghost hunting possibilities.
Jacob Rice began investigating and writing about the paranormal in 2007. He has published 3 books on ghost hunting, ghost stories and paranormal protection. His podcast, Ghostly Activities, dives into these topics even more. You can also watch his ghost hunts on the Ghostly Activities YouTube channel. He lives in Olympia, Washington.